We have set up Virtual Finance Networks to act as a platform to improve communication and engagement between finance staff in the NHS. The networks can be used at organisational and system level as well as across the wider NHS.
These networks are available through the Microsoft Teams platform. They will act as a source of information for career development opportunities events, local initiatives and give you a platform to discuss your work and any issues you are having. There is also the capability to share files and hold meetings across different organisations which will help to share best practice. There will be channels for social chats and activities to help you stay connected in this new world of virtual working. Channels can be made private if there are certain files you would like to just share with a few people.
Accessing the networks
Send the Future-Focused Finance team a request via email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to the appropriate ‘Team’ using the email address that you use for your Microsoft Teams. You will then receive an email from MS Teams which will look like this:
Once you have clicked the link in the email you will need to restart your Microsoft Teams page for the networks to appear on the app. This will add you as a ‘guest’ to the FFF platform, which means you won’t have to sign out of your organisations team to access this one.
You should now see Future-Focused Finance (Guest) appear in the drop down next to your profile picture, where you can switch between the two Teams pages with no need to log in and out.
All registered users will be able to use the chat, call, and video call functions within the Teams app.
These networks have been set up for your benefit so if you would like to add specific private channels, please let us know.